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Pen to Paper: Organization (P25)

We are changing it up this week!

Presented below is a thought from me on writing, a quote from someone else on writing, a discipline/habit to implement…

We will be focusing on organization today.

A Thought

“When our thoughts are organized and readily accessible, our writing sessions will be free from the burden of searching for ideas, allowing us to delve deeper into the concepts we have already saved.”

– Austin Alford

A Quote

“Effective systems promotes consistency.”

– John C. Maxwell (Author & Speaker)

A Discipline/Habit to Implement

How do you organize your ideas?

I highly value the importance of having a well-structured system to organize ideas. Without a readily accessible archiving system, we risk losing out on capturing the continuous flow of ideas that come our way.

I’ll share with you how I’ve been organizing my ideas… 

Apple notes is what I use because it is…

  • FREE 
  • Easily accessible both on my phone, laptop, and computer
  • User friendly

I have 4 MAIN folders that organize everything:

  1. PROJECTS – This folder contains all the projects I am currently working on.
  2.  AREAS – This is where I store files related to different aspects of my life, such as finances, healthcare, vehicles, etc.
  3.  RESOURCES – In this folder, I keep all the resources I have collected on various subjects that interest me, such as leadership, habits, marriage, etc.
  4.  ARCHIVE – This is where I store all the ideas that are not currently in progress.

Now, whenever I find myself in a public setting and a spontaneous book idea arises, I am able to swiftly record it within a mere 10 seconds. With a simple tap on my notes page application, I select ‘ARCHIVE’, then proceed to choose ‘Book Ideas’, allowing me to promptly jot down the concept.

This method has proven to be highly effective for me, regardless of my current location or activity. Whether I am working, taking a break, or out in public for various reasons, I am able to gather valuable ideas.

Let me know what your system is! If you don’t have one, try adopting this one and make it your own. 

Put Pen to Paper this week and have fun!

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